The Chicagoland MOPAR Connection is one of the largest regional collector car clubs in the country!
The goals of CMC are to:
- Provide events and activities that enhance the ownership, enjoyment and appreciation of our vehicles.
- Promote camaraderie within the collector car community.
- Support and engage in charitable activities that benefit the community as a whole.
- While we are justifiably proud of our events, we also recognize that one of the best parts of membership is the friendships that develop through participating in club activities.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
CMC has a very active year around CALENDAR OF EVENTS. The year begins with our annual chapter Holiday parties held December – February. These events close the previous year and begin the new year. Traditionally, we make our major charitable donations and decisions at these events. Next, in February we hold our annual indoor swap meet at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. We than hold our first car show of the season in May, in Bartlett, IL. Then in June we have our Annual Fox River Chapter show in Fox Lake, IL. The next major event is the two-day event in July at the beautiful Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Our next event then would be the show in August in Dubuque, IA. We also are considering returning our September open charity show for Maryville to the schedule. Other shows and activities can happen on a more spontaneous basis, for example, in the past we had an informal meeting with Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson. Throughout this period other local cruises and non CMC shows take place and many members actively participate in these events. Watch the newsletter and our website for dates and further information on both CMC and non CMC events.
Over the years we have expanded our membership base to include a large portion of Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa. To continue to provide the best service to members we have established chapters in: Rockford, IL – Rock Valley chapter, Dubuque, IA – Willowa chapter, Lake County, IL – Fox River chapter, and the rest of the Chicagoland Area – CAM chapter.
There are no prerequisites for membership in CMC other than an interest in Chrysler manufactured vehicles. The annual dues are $25.00. Benefits of membership include a monthly newsletter, The Birds and the Bees, free personal want ads in the newsletter, discounted event fees and other special offers to members. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we would be pleased to have you join us, just print out the membership application and become part of the best Mopar club around.